Automation @ the Speed of Change
About Accelerate Vienna
In the application development and delivery world, the only constant is change. Today’s software testing professionals have already witnessed seismic shifts in business expectations, development methodologies, system architectures, and more. The new focus on digital transformation means that the rate and scope of change will only increase. Accelerate Vienna is dedicated to sharing the latest trends, best practices, and innovations that will help leading enterprises keep pace.
Software testing leaders from around the world will be gathering in Vienna to discuss what’s needed to meet the rapidly-evolving expectations associated with digital transformation. With over 2 days of continuous testing sessions—often with 3 tracks running in parallel and events from morning to late night— Accelerate 2019 is bound to be an unforgettable Continuous Testing immersion experience.
• Insights on the future of automation for the enterprise
• “Testing transformation” case studies
• The next great debate in software testing
• CIO roundtable: What CIOs really think about software testing
• The first look at the industry’s latest Continuous Testing innovations
Who Should Attend?
Check out our latest lineup of all-star speakers. From deep dives into new industry research, trends, and innovations, to hands-on workshops, you can craft a schedule from the 100+ sessions available that meets your specific preferences and interests.
Sandeep Johri CEO, Tricentis
As the CEO of Tricentis, Sandeep brings over 25 years of enterprise software experience. He manages all business-related functions including business strategy, products, services, sales, marketing, and operations to achieve business profit and sales objectives.
Sandeep most recently served as the COO of Appcelerator, the leading open source mobile application development platform. He was Vice President of Strategy and Industry Solutions at HP, where he also served as Vice President of Corporate Development.
There, he was instrumental in developing and implementing the growth strategy that resulted in the software business growing 2X market over the last four years. Sandeep was instrumental in the formation of two startups, Determina (VMware) and Bluelane (VMware). He was also the CEO and founder of Oblix (Oracle), and co-founded eBoodle (EW Scripps), one of the first ecommerce comparison shopping services.
Sandeep has an MBA from Stanford University, a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pune University, India. Sandeep is involved as an advisor and investor in various startups in Silicon Valley and India.
Craig Le Clair VP Principal Analyst Forrester Research, Forrester
Craig Le Clair
VP Principal Analyst Forrester Research, Forrester
Craig serves enterprise architecture and business process professionals. He is an internationally recognized expert in automation, AI, and the future of work. His technology coverage areas include robotic process automation, AI solutions in financial services, and the potential workforce disruption due to these technologies. His 2019 book, Invisible Robots in the Quiet of the Night, has been met with wide acclaim. A prolific writer and speaker, Craig is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, and many other publications and media outlets. Dynamic case management, electronic signature, and customer communications management round out his coverage.
Anil Cheriyan Former SunTrust Bank CIO and Current Technology Transformation Leader
Former SunTrust Bank CIO and Current Technology Transformation Leader
Sandra Baker QA Manager, Worldpay
QA Manager, Worldpay
Sandra Baker is the QA Manager at Worldpay. With expertise in agile methodologies, quality assurance, process improvements and building teams, Sandr has a proven ability to transform QA organizations at the enterprise level. She is passionate about continuous improvements and accelerating testing practices.
Wolfgang Platz Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Tricentis
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Tricentis
Wolfgang Platz brings over 20 years of technology experience to Tricentis. Wolfgang founded Tricentis in 2007 as a testing consultancy and laid the cornerstone for the development of our enterprise software testing product, Tricentis Tosca. Today, he is responsible for driving Tricentis’ vision for making Continuous Testing a reality for enterprise DevOps. Platz also oversees the delivery of product-related support and services to our customers. Prior to Tricentis, Wolfgang was at Capgemini as a group head of IT development for one of the world’s largest IT insurance-development projects. There, he was responsible for architecture and implementation of life insurance policies and project management for several projects in banks. Wolfgang holds a Master’s degree in Technical Physics as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Technology.
Roseanne Field Environment Manager, Vitality Health
Environment Manager, Vitality Health
Roseanne Field has worked in Testing for over 15 years now. Starting with User acceptance testing and then making the move to test manager and head of testing roles. During this time, she achieved the ISEB Practitioner Certificate in Test Management with Distinction. She is now the Non Production Environment Manager for Vitality Health where she is accountable for Release and Environment Management.
Hari Jaganathan Test Delivery Manager, Woolworths Group
Test Delivery Manager, Woolworths Group
Hari Jaganathan is a Test Delivery Manager working for Woolworths Group. His goal is to provide customers with the best customer experience when they shop across our 3000+ stores. Hari is very passionate about using context-driven/Agile practices/Continuous testing practices to deliver high-quality outcomes. Hari helps teams take responsibility for the quality, with a focus on team transformation and helping teams understand their purpose. In the last five years, the Woolworths Group team has won three different awards under the “Skill Transformation” category from Australian Computer Society. Last year Hari was runner up for Tricentis’ Testing Heroes Awards under “Test Manager of the Year” category.
Francisca Danha Implementation Test Manager, Zellis
Implementation Test Manager, Zellis
Francisca is currently with Zellis as an Implementation Test Manager for the ResourceLink Consultancy Services team. She is responsible for planning and managing testing for customer implementations, to include System Integration and User Acceptance Testing. Francisca has worked in testing for over 12 years, with over 10 years at Test Management level. She has worked in testing across several industries such as risk management, facilities management, healthcare and more recently in payroll and human resources.
Manish Mathuria Co-Founder, CTO & COO, Infostretch
Co-Founder, CTO & COO, Infostretch
Manish Mathuria is an experienced technology consulting and business leader. In his position as CTO & COO, Mr. Mathuria identifies and evaluates new technologies that can be practically applied to Infostretch’s customers. Mr Mathuria also consults directly with leading customers and is trusted for his advanced knowledge of technology systems management and his critical thinking and analysis. Mr. Mathuria has served as a senior technology consultant across Quality Engineering, software development, Cloud, SaaS and mobility for Fortune 500 firms and Silicon Valley startups. He speaks regularly at leading quality and software engineering conferences worldwide. Mr. Mathuria holds an Executive MBA from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science degree.
Alexandru Cusmaru System Validator, Siemens Mobility G.m.b.H.
System Validator, Siemens Mobility G.m.b.H.
Alexandru has 10+ years of experience in safety critical software and system testing, integration and validation. Alexandru is a passionate tester who is always looking for a way to improve his testing skills. Today, he is responsible for the generic ETCS (European Train Control System) system integration at Siemens Mobility GmbH in Braunschweig. In his spare time, he take part in crowd testing and usability projects, playing with his kids, watching American Football and enjoying craft beer.
John Reber Programme Test Manager, Agiltima
Programme Test Manager, Agiltima
John Reber has been working in test roles in the UK for nearly 20 years across a number of industries and on some ground breaking projects such as BBC iPlayer. Most recently, John built a QA practice consisting of 100+ testers on a large government digital transformation and implemented the SAFe approach. The programme also transitioned to a Continuous Deployment approach which proved very challenging for the test team and the programme as a whole.
Matthias Wienerroither Head of Quality Assurance, SPAR ICS
Head of Quality Assurance, SPAR ICS
Matthias Wienerroither is Head of Quality Asurrance at SPAR ICS and a Senior Project Manager. He has 10+ years of experience in in managing complex IT projects at multinationals. As Head of QA at SPAR Austria group he brings the vision “Continuous testing is a must” to reality. Since 2017 he leads the Digital Testing Center which greatly contributes to the success of the IT organization. He is a Tricentis Customer Advisory Board member, holds a degree in PM, IT & Economics and is passionate for FC Barcelona.
Elise Carmichael Vice President, Enterprise Evangelist, Tricentis
Vice President, Enterprise Evangelist, Tricentis
Elise is the Vice President, Enterprise Evangelist for Tricentis where she is responsible for helping customers improve their testing process, expand test automation in their organizations, and get the most out of their software testing investments. Elise has worked in the software industry since 2000, and has developed a deep understanding across different industries and organizational structures for how code can be developed, tested, delivered, and maintained.
Prior to joining Tricentis, Elise was the VP of Product Strategy at QASymphony, and before that was the Engineering Director at Mobiquity, a global software services organization. In her spare time, she cycles and is a professional flutist in Gainesville, FL.
Elise earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from UNC Chapel Hill.
Leandro Melendez Performance Testing Manager, QualiTest Group
Performance Testing Manager, QualiTest Group
Leandro has more than 20 years of experience on the IT business from Developer, DBA, Project Manager and others. The last 10 years he worked on the QA area, specifically on the Performance and Load testing area using tools as LoadRunner, JMeter, NeoLoad, AppDyn, Dynatrace and others. Has served multiple S&P500 customers all over the USA, Mexico, Canada, Brazil and Austria. Author of the popular performance testing blog Señor Performo (www.srperf.com) where he curates a diverse set of learning material for performance testers and engineers. He is the producer and host of the Spanish language version of the PerfBytes podcast.
René van Veldhuijzen Principal Test Automation Specialist, Squerist
René van Veldhuijzen
Principal Test Automation Specialist, Squerist
René is the Principal Test Automation Specialist for Squerist. He started Software Testing in 1998 at Sogeti, teaching TMap Next when it was being written to about 400 starting professionals. He learned some managerial skills as an Oracle Alliance Manager, before returning to his real passion……Software Testing, ranging from Test Management to Test Automation (as an ISTQB-CTAL TAE, using tools like ATS, QTP, Selenium and Tosca). During his career he has been involved with companies like Microsoft, Dutch Tax Authorities, Vodafone and the Justice department. René is also responsible for a team in the SouthWest region of the Netherlands (covering cities like Rotterdam, Dordrecht and Vlissingen) and is the partnermanager with Tricentis, Micro Focus and Parasoft.
Callie McConnell Product Manager, Tricentis
Product Manager, Tricentis
Callie is a Product Manager at Tricentis, focused on setting strategy for the core products and delivering features that benefit testers. Callie bring a wealth of knowledge from a data and analytics background which helps her solve key customer problems by designing feature for qTest Insights. Callie has 7+ years of product management experience and is an all-around cool person.